MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is proposing hiring 710 new state employees over the next two years.
Walker proposed the additional hiring in a budget he delivered to lawmakers Wednesday.
The state Department of Health Services would see the biggest increase, with an addition of 280 positions.
The governor says the department needs 117 new employees to meet the mandates created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).